Tag Archives: Doubt

Faith Swells ~

Faith rises,
in the waves
for our Savior
we know will save.

Then when life,
comes crashing down
in troubles waters
we will not drown.

Faith swells,
in the surges
where hope in God
onward urges.

Then when challenges,
are all surrounding
our confidence
will keep abounding.

Faith rises,
above the swells
it comes from where
the Holy Spirit dwells!

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Matthew 14:30-31

But when he saw the wind boisterous,
he was afraid; and beginning to sink,
he cried, saying, Lord, save me.

And immediately Jesus stretched forth
his hand, and caught him, and said
unto him, O thou of little faith,
wherefore didst thou doubt?

Psalm 107:29

He maketh the storm a calm,
so that the waves thereof
are still.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka

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I Have God’s Power ~

I have God’s power,
it’s right inside of me
it blesses me with faith
for things I can’t see.

It dissipates the doubt,
evaporates the fear
it allows me to believe
my God is always near.

I have God’s power,
He gave it to me the day
when to His Son . . .
I gave my heart away.

It lifted the darkness,
revealing His True Light
giving me the ability
to trust in His holy might.

I have God’s power,
to believe without seeing
it fills me with such hope
tis why it’s so freeing!

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Ephesians 1:19

And what is the exceeding
greatness of his power to
us-ward who believe,
according to the working
of his mighty power

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Anxiety’s Trap ~

I felt the trap,
of anxiety
set a snare
on my sanity.

The conditions,
were just ripe
that at my heart
it took a swipe.

I took the bait,
ran away with it
then fell into
a nervous snit.

It took some time,
for me to see
this isn’t where
God wants me.

So I sent my own trap,
for anxiety . . .
now with God’s love
fear had no priority!

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1 John 4:18

There is no fear in love;
but perfect love casteth out fear:
because fear hath torment.
He that feareth is not made
perfect in love.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Finishing Well ~

Whatever you begin,
finish it well . . .
let the power of God
rise in you and swell.

Be faithful all the way,
as you run the race
hold on to the hope
of the Gospel of grace.

Whatever you start,
finish it well . . .
let the Holy Spirit
your fears quell.

Trust and believe,
Jesus is your strength
to go the distance
no matter the length.

Whatever you do,
finish it joyfully . . .
so you may complete
the course triumphantly!
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Acts 20:24

But none of these things move me,
neither count I my life dear
unto myself, so that I might
finish my course with joy,
and the ministry, which I have
received of the Lord Jesus,
to testify the gospel of
the grace of God.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


What’s In Your Heart ~

What’s in your heart,
what idol has it occupied
what’s causing God . . .
to be small and minimized?

Do you overtly worship,
adore and love it
is it filling up the space
of the Holy Spirit?

What’s on your mind,
what thoughts do you greet
what’s causing Jesus . . .
to take a back seat?

Do you openly fantasize,
on worldly pleasure
is it taking the place
of your eternal treasure?

What is in your heart,
what is on your mind
what is satan using . . .
to keep your soul blind?

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2 Corinthians 4:4

In whom the god of this world
hath blinded the minds of them
which believe not, lest the light
of the glorious gospel of Christ,
who is the image of God,
should shine unto them.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~08.17.19


I’ll Praise Him No Matter What ~

Lord, I’ll praise You in the quietness,
when my soul is at rest
I’ll praise You in the tranquil times
when I’m feeling oh, so blessed.

I’ll praise You while in the valley,
when my spirit is feeling low
I’ll praise You in darker times
when I’m not sure which way to go.

I’ll praise You from the mountain top,
when my heart with You is right
I’ll praise You for each victory
when I’m soaking in Your light.

I’ll praise You in the gusts that blow,
when my soul is tossed about
I’ll praise You in the stormy sea
when I am struggling with doubt.

Lord, I’ll praise You no matter what,
be it I am blessed or stressed
I will praise You regardless . . .
if  I am anxious or at rest!

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Psalm 46:1-3

“God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.

Therefore will not we fear,
though the earth be removed,

and though the mountains be
carried into the midst of the sea;

though the waters thereof
roar and be troubled,

though the mountains shake
with the swelling thereof. Selah.

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Spare-Tire Christians ~

Spare-tire Christians,
smooth and tread-bare
only have faith . . .
when they lose air.

Calling on God,
only when deflated
the rest of the time
their ego’s inflated.

Spare-tire Christians,
come out of the trunk
only when they run . . .
out of good luck.

Praying to God,
for an easy, quick fix
then they speed off
back to their old tricks.

Spare tire Christians,
they are all around
they only need God . . .
when they break down!

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2 Timothy 3:5

Having a form of godliness,
but denying the power thereof:
from such turn away.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Restless No More ~

When your worries,
leave you restless
and your fears
render you useless.

That’s when you need,
to ask God to free you
from the concerns
that you’re enslaved to.

When your anxieties,
leave you jittery
and your emotions
cause you misery.

That’s when you need,
to ask Jesus to impart
the calm only He can
bring into your heart.

When your fears and cares,
have you feeling edgy
let the peace of Jesus . . .
make your nerves steady!

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Matthew 11:28-30

Come unto me, all ye that labour
and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest.

Take my yoke upon you,
and learn of me; for I am meek
and lowly in heart: and ye
shall find rest unto your souls.

For my yoke is easy,
and my burden is light.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


A Pillar Of Wisdom ~

Sometimes I’m unsure,
of the way I should go
and I wish I had me . . .
a pillar of light to show.

For my troubles and cares,
cloud up my vision
and I need God’s clarity
to make my decision.

Sometimes I’m hesitant,
deciding the best route
and I need God’s guidance
to clear up any doubt.

For my thoughts run rampant,
with the options before me
and I need His guiding light
so the way I can see.

Sometimes when I’m stymied
not knowing what to do
I pray and ask God for . . .
a pillar of wisdom too!

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Exodus 13:21

“And the Lord went before them
by day in a pillar of a cloud,
to lead them the way; and by
night in a pillar of fire,
to give them light; to go
by day and night:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Keep On Persisting On ~

Faith feeling sluggish,
got no get up and go
are you starting to get
for the race too slow?

Well you need to continue,
to keep on keeping on . . .
and on Jesus’ strength
persist drawing upon.

Trust feels lacking,
lost that staying power
are you beginning to sense
your hope has soured?

Well you need to continue,
to keep on persisting on . . .
and on God’s holy might
maintain drawing upon.

Is your faith sluggish,
is your trust listless . . .
well keep on holding on
to the life ~ righteous!

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1 Timothy 6:12

Fight the good fight of faith,
lay hold on eternal life,
whereunto thou art also called,
and hast professed a good
profession before many witnesses.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka

 


Renewed Each Day ~

I would have lost heart,
given up on spiritual things
I would have fainted away
from the troubles life brings.

I would have passed out,
lost my faith and my hope
I would have lost count
just thrown in the rope.

I would have sunk under,
the pressure of my fears
I would have called it quits
amidst all of my tears.

I would have been crushed,
under my heavy load
I would have gotten off
the narrow traveled road.

I would have lost heart,
if each day I wasn’t renewed
I would have given up Lord . . .
if I didn’t keep my eyes on You!

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2 Corinthians 4:16-18

“Therefore we do not lose heart.
Though
outwardly we are
wasting away,yet inwardly 

we are being renewed day by day.
For our 
light affliction,
which is but for a moment, is 

working for us a far more exceeding
and 
eternal weight of glory,
while we do not look 

at the things which are seen,
but at the 
things which are not seen.
For the things
which are seen
are temporary,
but the things 
which are not seen
are eternal.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


The Loom of Gloom ~

When my heart feels hopeless,
when desperation sets in
as I become anxious from . . .
the turmoil twirling within.

I drop to my knees,
to my Father I plea
for His perfect peace
to wash over me.

When my mind feels helpless,
when gloom is on the loom
as I become anxious from . .
incoming thoughts of doom.

I drop to my knees,
to my Father I pray
for His Spirit of peace
to quickly come my way.

When my heart and mind,
feel hopeless and anxious
I drop to my knees . . .
and think on things precious!

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Philippians 4:8-9

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever
things are true, whatsoever
things are honest, whatsoever
things are just, whatsoever
things are pure, whatsoever
things are lovely, whatsoever
things are of good report;
if there be any virtue,
and if there be any praise,
think on these things.

Those things, which ye have
both learned, and received,
and heard, and seen in me,
do: and the God of peace
shall be with you.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Troubles Abounding ~

In this fallen world . . .
they’ll be troubles abounding
worries and cares
conceptually confounding.

But, Jesus said we’re not,
to fret or to despair
but to hand over to Him
our every single care.

Each day there’s enough,
troubles of its own
packed full of anxiety
from the things unknown.

But, Jesus insisted,
we are not to dread
nor are we to panic
but to trust Him instead.

In this fallen world,
we’ll have plenty of distress
but, Jesus makes it clear
over them we needn’t obsess!

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John 16:33

“These things I have spoken unto you,
that in me ye might have peace.
In the world ye shall have tribulation:
but be of good cheer;
I have overcome the world.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


To Be That Person ~

We all need someone,
to lift us up when down
a special person
who is always around.

We all need an ear,
on which to rely
we all need a shoulder
to lay our heads and cry.

We all need a friend,
in which to run to
we all need a supporter
to help get us through.

We all need Jesus,
to encourage us
to be that person
someone else can trust.

We all need someone,
some times, some way
we all need each other
to lift us up and pray!

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Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

“Two are better than one;
because they have a good
reward for their labour.

“For if they fall, the one will
lift up his fellow:
but woe to him that is
alone when he falleth;
for he hath not another
to help him up.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~01.21.19~


Negative Thoughts ~

Negative thoughts,
coming from nowhere
bombarding our hearts
with distrust and despair.

From out of the blue,
they attack our mind
robbing us of our hope
leaving anxiety behind.

Negatives thoughts,
blown in like a whirlwind
til under their control
we find ourselves pinned.

From places unknown,
they come to the surface
assaulting our knowledge
of God and His purpose.

Negative thoughts,
we must take captive
to them we cannot be
inactive or passive!

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2 Corinthians 10:5

“Casting down imaginations,
and every high thing that
exalteth itself against
the knowledge of God,
and bringing into captivity
every thought to the
obedience of Christ;

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus Loves You Too ~

Jesus loves me,
I know this to be true
in fact I also know
He loves you too.

For in His Word,
He tells us why
how for our salvation
He was willing to die.

Jesus loves me,
I have no doubt
for in my life
I didn’t shut Him out.

I heard Him knock,
He came right in
forgave me at once
for all of my sin.

Jesus loves me,
He loves you too
so much that He gave
His life for you!

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John 3:16

“For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only
begotten Son, that whosoever
believeth in him should
not perish, but have
everlasting life.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


I Shall Not Be Moved ~

Though, my troubles are many,
and surround me night and day
I shall not be moved . . .
for the Lord will make a way.

Though, my burdens are great,
and follow me wherever I go
I shall not be moved . . .
for the Lord’s peace l shall know.

Though, my enemies oppress me,
and try to hold me down
I shall not be moved . . .
for the Lord will keep me sound.

Though, my days are a vapor,
and the end may soon be near
I shall not be moved . . .
for in the Lord I’ve no fear.

Though, my nights are long,
and often filled with dread
I shall not be moved . . .
for on Jesus I rest my head!

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Psalm 62:6

“He only is my rock
and my salvation:

He is my defence;
I shall not be moved.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Whatever Comes ~

Lord, this new year,
I am trusting You
what comes my way
to bring me through.

If there be sunshine,
I’ll delight in the rays
knowing they’ll lead me
to Your truth and ways.

If there be clouds,
hanging over my head
I’ll not let them fill me
with fear of dread.

If the skies open up,
out of the blue
my anchor will be set
right into You.

Lord this new year,
in You I’m trusting
be there clear skies
or storms gusting!

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Romans 8:28

“And we know that
all things work together
for good to them that love God,
to them who are the called
according to his purpose.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Inside Out ~

 

Lord, You have searched my heart,
You know it inside out
You know where faith runs deep
and the potholes full of doubt.

You have looked into my mind,
You know all of its ups and downs
You know the ruts of fear
and the pockets of peace around.

You have looked into my thoughts,
You know the turbulence
You know the ebbs of calm
and the waves of nervousness.

You have looked into my soul,
You know its fragile stubbornness
You know when it’s softly pliable
and when it’s stiff with faithlessness.

Lord, You have searched my heart,
my mind, thoughts and soul
and I know there’s more . . .
for You to shape and mold!

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Psalm 139:23

“Search me, O God,
and know my heart:
try me, and know
my thoughts:”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


By God’s Grace ~

Sometimes life . . .
can be so unfair
and we anguish over
the depth of our despair.

We become disoriented,
with God’s plans for us
forgetting why we even
in Him place our trust.

Sometimes life . . .
throws us a curve ball
making us wonder
if there’s a God at all.

We become disillusioned,
about God’s will for us
ignoring the fact He is
always fair and just.

Sometimes life . . .
it just to hard to face
but, we who keep trusting
do so by God’s grace!

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Proverbs 3:5-6

“Trust in the Lord with
all thine heart;
and lean not unto
thine own understanding.’

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~10.16.18~


Enduring The Storm ~

Though the storm outside,
is swirling all about . . .
inside of me there’s not
one single drop of doubt.

For, I know God’s in control,
of the thunder overhead
and there isn’t anything
for me to fear or dread.

The winds may be gusting,
tearing things apart
but, there’s a calming breeze
sweeping through my heart.

For, I know God’s out there,
keeping His eyes on things
and He will give me the strength
to endure the storms He brings.

I do not know just how long,
this storm is going to last
but, my faith will keep me trusting
until its final blast!

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Nahum 1:7

“The Lord is good,
a strong hold in
the day of trouble;
and he knoweth them
that trust in him.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Tip-Toe Faith ~

God has taken me,
into valley’s low and deep
with obstacles so hard
all I wanted to do was weep.

But instead I found,
what true trust was about
as I learned to give Jesus
all my fears and doubt.

God has placed me,
high on mountain tops
with many challenges
that made me want to stop.

But instead He showed me,
what true hope was about
once I found to Jesus
I could always reach out.

God has brought me through,
many highs and lows
to show me true faith
isn’t walked on tip-toes!

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Psalm 18:36

“Thou hast enlarged
my steps under me,
that my feet did not slip.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


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